The privatization of Caifornia's Medi-Cal program (much more complicated than revealed here) was the DIRECT RESULT of the Obama Administrations granting of a "Medicaid Waiver" to the Schwarzenegger Administration allowing California to privatize Medi-Cal , offer different coverages, reduce quality of care, allow advertising by the numerous HMOs opening up (at least 2 per county), and so forth. David Maxwell Jolly is the point person in California overseeing this draconian change to Medi-Cal.
I am a Medi-Cal recipient and will be forced to leave the care of my longtime physician (11 years) and go into a bureaucracy from hell. I suspect the quality of care to drop and the choices I have to diminish. This is a catastrophic change and it comes from the Obama Administration, something you'd expect from the Republicans really. BTW David Maxwell Jolly is a graduate of the RAND corporation the think tank that is responsible for more war and death than probably any other.